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Over 600 circumstances in Gurgaon, highest since November

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Gurgaon recorded its highest single-day spike in Covid circumstances this yr, with 606 individuals testing optimistic Saturday. The final time the variety of new circumstances crossed 600 was on November 28, when the determine stood at 668. Saturday’s determine was additionally a pointy leap from a day earlier, when 398 circumstances have been recorded.
According to the day by day well being bulletin shared by the district well being division, Gurgaon now has 2,627 energetic circumstances of the an infection, of which 2,417 are in residence isolation. The doubling charge of the an infection within the district has fallen to round 178 days, and the fatality charge was at 0.57% as of Saturday.
“We have stepped up testing — around 6,000 tests a day. In addition, we will also be increasing micro containment and will step up antigen testing as well,” mentioned Chief Medical Officer Dr Virender Yadav.

Although Gurgaon had been recording lower than 50 new circumstances of Covid day by day for a number of days till February this yr, the numbers began rising in March. Daily circumstances crossed 100 on March 18 for the primary time in virtually three months, and on March 25, this quantity jumped to over 200. It elevated to greater than 300 on March 28.

Meanwhile, the Ghaziabad administration issued a purple alert to accentuate Covid management measures within the district. Ghaziabad presently has 361 energetic circumstances.
“A string of measures will be taken to contain the spread of Covid-19. Rapid Response Teams will ensure surveillance is carried out within 12 hours in the area and immediate medical help is provided to those infected,” mentioned Ajay Shankar Pandey, DM, Ghaziabad.